Linux Journal Contents #140, December 2005
Make Stunning Schenker Graphs with GNU Lilypond
by Kris Shaffer
Think that Linux-based graphics programs can't compete? GNU Lilypond generates beautiful graphics that make commercial alternatives seem second-rate.
DVD Mastering Using QDVDAuthor
by Dan Sawyer
Do you need a Mac to do professional DVD authoring? Not at all. It's easy with QDVDAuthor.
A Linux DVR Is No Myth—It's MythTV!
by James Turner
Although commercial Digital Video Recorders (like TiVo) charge more and restrict your options, Linux alternatives are free and rock!
Advanced MythTV Video Processing
by Matthew Gast
Once you've got MythTV set up, how do you extract video so you can watch it on other devices?
Monitoring Virtual Memory with vmstat
by Brian K. Tanaka
Need to monitor performance on your systems? vmstat helps you understand when memory is the bottleneck.
Making Linux Accessible for the Visually Impaired with Speakup
by Ameer Armaly
A great article from an amazing 16-year-old kid on a project that's changing his life.
UNIX: Old School
by Matthew Hoskins
Want to walk down “Virtual Memory” lane? SIMH allows you to emulate historical UNIX implementations, like UNIX V5 from back in 1974.
Wireless Portals with Wifidog
by Michael Lenczner
Wifidog teaches WIFI hotspots new tricks. Leave your Wi-Fi access point open, but control and monitor its use.
Vim for C Programmers
by Girish Venkatachalam
Learn to use Vim like the power tool that it is.
Mini KDE for a Lightweight Desktop
by Marco Fioretti
See how the RULE Project helps schools and charities run current KDE apps on older hardware using a customized, bare-bones KDE implementation.
A Memory Management Approach for Swapless Embedded Systems
by Mauricio Lin, Ville Medeiros, Raoni Novellino, Ilias Biris and Edjard Mota
Avoid the dreaded Out-of-Memory killer exception using these strategies for memory allocation.
At the Forge
Working with ActiveRecord
by Reuven M. Lerner
Cooking with Linux
amaroKing the Night Away
by Marcel Gagné
Work the Shell
Get Started with Redirection
Single Sign-On and the Corporate Directory, Part I
by Ti Leggett
Linux for Suits
The World Live Web
by Doc Searls
Open-Source Use Accelerates Software Development
by Palle Pedersen
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
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- Google's SwiftShader Released
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Interview with Patrick Volkerding
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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